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Felicia ‘Snoop’ Pearson of ‘The Wire’ arrested

Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, back in trouble with the law in real life. (AP)

This is not the first time Pearson, 30, has been in trouble with the law. At 14, she was convicted of second degree murder and released from prison after serving a six-and-a-half year sentence. And, according to the Sun, she also was arrested recently for refusing to testify in a murder trial.

Ironically, it’s her street cred that led to her being discovered and cast on “The Wire.” Michael K. Williams, who played Omar, spotted her at a Baltimore club and decided she should be on the critically acclaimed series about the politics of crime in the Maryland city.

”They saved my life,” Pearson said of the show’s producers in a Post profile that ran back in 2007, almost four years ago to this date. “The route I was going was, I was going backwards again. God works in mysterious ways, that’s all I can say. Thank God.”

There is no information yet about the specific charges she faces.

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.


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